Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - March 15, 2013

Sports Shorts

OAKS' NOTES . . . California Pacific Conference Player of the Year Jolise Limcaco of Menlo College added another accolade to her resume on Wednesday as she was named to the NAIA All-American third team. Limcaco, a sophomore guard from Sacramento, was an integral part of Menlo women's impressive season, which included a 26-4 record, Cal Pac regular season and conference championships, a 10-0 conference record, and a trip to the NAIA national championships. Limcaco averaged 16.7 points and 4.9 assists per game while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field. This is the first time Limcaco has cracked the All-American list. Limcaco is the first Menlo College women's basketball player to be named to the NAIA All-American list since Kelci Fushikoshi earned an honorable mention in 2009 . . . Menlo junior Justine Roscoe was named Cal Pac Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week it was announced Wednesday. Roscoe pitched seven innings and allowed three hits and three unearned runs in helping the Oaks sweep a doubleheader from the University of Concordia of Nebraska . . . Menlo College will be looking to shake off a five-game losing streak and some bad luck on the road when it opens a four-game series at Simpson on Saturday. The Oaks (2-6 in the Cascade Conference, 9-13 overall) are 6-2 at home, but 3-11 away from Atherton. They play their next seven games on the road.

CARDINAL CORNER . . .

Stanford's Eddie Penev was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week as the nation's top collegiate gymnast for the second consecutive week, as announced by the organization Wednesday. Tt is Penev's third honor this season and fifth in his career. Penev had a terrific weekend, leading Stanford to a season-high team score of 438.600 against No. 14 Army and Springfield in West Point, N.Y. Penev claimed individual victories in floor and the all-around with season-bests of 16.050 and 89.100. Stanford heads to Norway for its next competition, meeting the Norwegian and Italian national teams on March 23 . . . Stanford redshirt freshman wrestler Evan Silver was one of 44 wrestlers to receive an at-large berth into the 2013 NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Silver, who competes at 125 pounds, was the only wrestler from the Pac-12 Conference to receive an at-large berth to championships, set for March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa. Silver leads the Cardinal this season with a 25-13 overall record and a 16-6 mark in duals. Joining Silver in Des Moines next week are Stanford juniors Bret Baumbach and Dan Scherer . . . . Stanford is sending 11 competitors to the National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships, which begin March 21 in San Antonio, Texas. The 10th-ranked men's fencing team will send six representatives including Alexander Massialas and Turner Caldwell in foil, Daniel Wolfson and Cameron Lindsay in sabre and Jake Harbour and Paul Riviere in epee. Riviere earned an at-large bid based on his performance throughout the season. The women's fencing team will be represented by Francesca Bassa and Vivian Kong in epee, Avery Youngblood and Atira Richards in sabre and Lily McElwee in foil.

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